Skip to main content

About your Search

20131202
20131210
STATION
WRC (NBC) 23
LANGUAGE
English 23
Search Results 0 to 22 of about 23 (some duplicates have been removed)
farlane is at the live desk. >> tom sherwood reporting that vincent gray is planning to run for re-election. he signed up for petitions to do so. the 71-year-old mayor completing his first term and will run for a second term as mayor of d.c. if he does run, if the reports are true, he would be running against many of his former council colleagues, several of them that announced their intention to run. vincent gray signing up for petitions to run. he is on the scene and we'll have more details shortly. i'm scott macfarlane. >> thank you, scott. veronica joins us. cloudy start to the week. >> yeah, get your eraser out. maybe that will help matters. we are looking at socked in conditions. we have cloudy skies out there now. we are going to see fog form during the overnight that could cause issues for tomorrow morning. there's the gray sky. the scaffolding comes down. we have not one, but two weak weather systems messing with us today. one off the coast of north carolina. we have another weather front advancing eastward. showers in western pennsylvania and northwestern virginia showing up now. the other thin
awarded the nobel peace prize in 1993. the following year, in the first mixed race elections in south africa's history, nelson mandela was elected president. >> today is a day like no other before us. >> we were the first to interview him on that first morning as president-elect. mandela tempered south africa's joy when he said healing his country would take time. >> it cannot be done overnight. it will take a year, two years, even as much as five years. [ applause [ applause ] >> from enemy of the state to head of state, nelson mandela's walk to freedom became a journey shared by his entire nation. >> i have never been so excited and hopeful in my life in south africa as i am now. >> years later, nelson mandela paid a return visit to his former prison cell, this time accompanied by president bill clinton, who later presented him with the congressional gold medal. mandela stepped down as president in 1999, but he lived long enough to see the united states elect its own first black president. and in 2011 he was paid a visit in south africa by first lady, michelle obama, who brought alo
an unannounced visit to the d.c. board of elections before it closed for the day. what did you just do? >> well, i just came down and filed to take out petitions for re-election. >> so this is your declaration you are seeking re-election? >> yes, this is my declaration. we are actually going to have a kick off event in early 2014. i think the goal now is to get the required number of signatures to get on the ballot. >> reporter: gray faces up hill challenges. federal prosecutors continue to investigate gray's 2010 campaign and an illegal shadow campaign that spent $650,000 to help elect him. four persons pled guilty. gray has not been charged nor publicly discussed that campaign. how will you address the 2010 campaign before the 2014 campaign? >> we are trying to look ahead, tom. the 2010 campaign has been discussed many, many times at many, many venues. it's still being investigated. i talked to you and other people about, you know, that i didn't do anything. so, the opportunity now is before me to be able to continue to do this job. i'm seizing on the opportunity. >> reporter: gray joins a fi
in 1993. the following year, nelson mandela was elected president. >> today is a day like no other before it. >> reporter: we were the first to interview him on that first morning as president elect. mandela tempered south africa's joy when he said healing his country would it take time. >> it cannot be done overnight. it will take a year, two years, even as much as five years. >> reporter: from enemy of the state to head of state, nelson mandela's walk to freedom became a journey shared by his entire nation. >> i have never been so excited and hopeful in my life in south africa as i am now. >> reporter: years later, nelson mandela paid a return visit to his former prison cell, this time accompanied by president bill clen ton w bill clip top who later presented him with the congressional gold medal. mandela stepped down as president in 1999, but he lived long enough to see the united states elect its own black president. and in 2011, he was paid a visit in south africa by first lady michelle obama who brought along first daughters malia and sash tha a. nelson mandela re-entered the family
to a story tom sherwood reported first on news4. d.c. mayor, vincent gray is seeking re-election amid allegations of corruption in 2010. tonight his political rivals are coming out swinging. jackie bensen is outside the wilson building with the details. hey, jackie. >> reporter: hello, doreen. mayor gray defended his record tonight amid a new round of unwelcome questions. a few hours after taking the candidate's oath and signing forms to pick up nominating petitions at the d.c. board of elections, d.c. mayor vincent gray responded to questions about the criminal investigations surrounding contributions to his 2010 campaign. >> listen, our record speaks for itself. look at the fiscal stability in this city, the economic development, the way people are getting back to work. >> reporter: four high-level aides to the gray 2010 campaign pleaded guilty to felony charges. the mayor himself has not been charged with any wrongdoing. council member tommy wells is among six declared rivals. he released a written statement saying, quote, vince gray was elected under false pretenses and doesn't de
.50 an hour by 2016. >>> his first full day as a cant for re-election, mayor gray battled with reporters. he wanted to talk about economic success. tom sherwood reports gray was pressed on his record and 2010 campaign that remains under criminal investigation. tom? >> gray was there to talk about his success as mayor. the event got off on a bad foot before it started. arriving for a news conference on economic development, the security staff blocked reporters from his elevator. >> that's it. that's it. >> why can't reride up, mr. mayor? >> it was nonfunctional. >> reporter: the mayor spoke more than an hour. >> a vital, breathing, growing city, making a city safer. >> reporter: he bris led when asked if his successes were from the former mayor. >> you are wrong, okay? you are plain wrong. >> reporter: they came over to challenge the reporter, aaron wiener. >> that's what they did. a lot of ground breaking with little in the pipeline. there's no funding for it. >> reporter: when gray said he was running on his record, the federal criminal probe into his 2010 campaign. >> have you cooperated?
of people that could sign up this month? and what will be the impact of obama care on the 2014 elections, and even perhaps the 2016 presidential race? >>> plus, an historic week for pope francis with his first major statement, attacking what he calls, quote, the idolatry of money. what continues is a whirlwind change for the vatican. i'll go one on one with cardinal timothy dolan of new york. he is one of the leading cardinals in america. he talks about why the church has turned against obama care and why the church has been outmarketed on gay marriage. >>> nbc correspondent harry smith with the story of the survivor of the boston marathon bombing. he represents the true meaning of boston strong. i'm david gregory onand this is "meet the press" on sunday, december 1st. >>> good sunday morning. a big weekend for the future of president obama's landmark health care legislation, two months to the day since the troubled launch of heal healthcare.gov, they put out a report this morning saying they're making dramatic progress and the team is meeting with private sector velocity and effectivene
iconic figures. >> he was later elected president of south africa. he died today at the age of 95, but his legacy lives on. at howard university dozens gathered for a candle light vigil in his memory. outside of northwest d.c. tonight, people are leaving flowers and talking about his impact. president obama called mandela one of the most influential, a courageous and profoundly good men that ever lived. >> i would study his words and his writings. the day he was released from prison, it gave me a sense of whatans ca they're guided by their hopes and not by their fears. >> to honor the memory of nelson mandela, president obama has ordered flags to be flown at half staff at the white house and all publi buildings. >> tonight, the tributes in his honor. but let's begin with more on the growing crowds outside mandela's home in johannesburg. >>> nelson mandela's suburban mansion in johannesburg. the crowds have been building the last few hours, singing songs of the anti-apartheid struggle, singing the south african national anthem. late in the evening, the south african president wen
campaign. four people pleaded guilty to running a shadow campaign that helped him get elected. gray, though, is not facing any charges. >> our record speaks for itself. look at the fiscal stability, education, the way people are getting back to work. >> some of gray's opponents are already criticizing him for running again. tommy wells says the mayor doesn't deserve a second chance because he ran a corrupt campaign. >> and new, vice president joe biden is taking a stance against china's air defense zone. earlier today he held a press conference. biden told the u.s. he is deeply concerned about china's attempt to change the status quo in the east china sea. china wants all aircraft entering airspace over water around its land to notify authorities before hand. the u.s., gentleman want and other allies refuse to recognize. this is expected to dominate conversation when biden travels to beijing tomorrow. >>> and right now secretary of state john kerry is meeting with nato diplomats. they want to persuade afghan leaders to keep international forces inning of beyond 2014. that would include u.s.
petitioned the court for this recount. the commonwealth in the history of close elections, that was the closest statewide election in virginia history. at the live desk, i'm scott macfarlane. >>> weather wise, it's pretty mild here in our neck of the woods. but a wicked winter storm is enveloping a big part of the country bringing dangerous snows and deadly temperatures. at least six deaths are already blamed on the deadly blast. leanne gregg is in denver with a look at how folks are coping. >> reporter: in colorado, road crews working around the clock are trying to keep pace with falling snow and icy conditions. some mountain areas are bracing for up to two feet of snow. in denver lows below zero are expected for several days. more snow near duluth, minnesota, up to a foot today, on top of 26 inches yesterday. by friday, temperature this is the region could drop to more than 20 below. >> stay indoors a lot more. i don't like 30 below weather. nobody does. just part of what happens. >> it's going to be a white christmas. and it's nice and cold. >> slick road causing danger
into 2014, the election year, do the republicans have a shot in the senate? >> i think they door, but there one more big retirement we're looking at, thad from mississippi. are there some democrats that just don't like it in the senate? you always hear mark wariner doesn't like it. there's no sign he's going to retire. does lindsey graham get all these challenges from the right? that is the decision we're trying to find out. the big takeaway, no matter what happens in 2014, the senate is getting more conservative, period. >> we'll get into a discussion on foreign policy, starting with this healafghanistan deadline. >> karzai won't sign this deal. susan rice went over to save it and she couldn't save it with the president. they're saying, what's going on? i thought you agreed to this whole deal. does the president himself have to get this done? they can't seem it get this done by the end of the year. >> here and reporting over the weekend, president rouhani in iran saying, we're going to enrich uranium. is there any reason to think that iran gives up its nuclear option? >> no. ira
filing for re-election. mayor vincent gray is upset over questions he's getting. this appearance was meant to high lie d.c.'s egg economic development during his term in office. he says he's running on his record and refuses to answer questions into the federal probe that is still on going. tom sherwood was at that news conference and found out that gray didn't like the media crowd leaving the room, either. >> i want to talk about the future of the district of columbia. i am a native washingtonian. i have given virtually my life to this city. this is the washington redskins game? >> gray is a press secretary also argue we'd a reporter from the washington city paper claiming that the mayor has a stronger record on development than his predecessors. >>> and just moments ago, tom sherwood also confirmed that tomorrow he will form an expl e exploratory committee for a possible run for mayor. he's an independent and has until june to decide to launch a campaign on his own. he's the fifth member of the city council who is in the mayor's race or is considering it. he's been a member of
was elected south africa's president. april 27th is now a national holiday there. today many south africans gathered outside mandela's home to mourn and celebrate the life of the man they call the father of their nation. >> the news was announced late south african time last night before midnight. many millions of south africans are waking up to the news that the father of this nation has passed away. hundreds of them are coming to the suburban mansion where he spent many of his final years. the mood here is not somber. there have been very few tears shed. we were coming to celebrate his life. to celebrate the lives they had been able to lead because of his sacrifice. >> he spent 27 years in prison. just to give to the people what freedom means. >> many of the people are wondering what happens now. we expect details later today of a lying in state and expect details of a barrier and we talked about a diplomat who is familiar with the plans that this might be perhaps the biggest burial of the former national leader since that of winston churchill. nbc news, johansburg. >> south africa's pres
virginia governor bob mcdonnell. nk donnell has more than one month left in office before governor-elect terry mcauliffe is sworn in. the portrait will be revealed tomorrow evening in richmond. >>> the annual holiday stroll will happen later today in vienna. it will happen between lawyers road and mill street. to set up for the big event that stretch is closed today. you can watch the lighting of the town's holiday tree. this happens tonight from 6:00 to 9:00. the celebration of hanukkah continues as the jewish community around the world will light the candle marking the sixth night. dozens of people came out to late a menorah. the jewish population in d.c., maryland and virginia has been on the rise over the last few years. and the votes are in. the national zoo's new panda cub has a name. >> it is bao bao. it means treasure or precious. it was trending on twitter. more than 123,000 people voted online to pick the cub's name and dozens lined up early to get a good spot for the big reveal. we wanted to celebrate and to kind of get people excited. >> bao bao's mother, mei xiang gave birth
announcing his re-election bid, d.c. mayor gray touted the economic successes since he became mayor. during the news conference, things got heated. the mayor got angry when reportered questioned him about his record and the 2010 mayoral run that is under investigation. we'll have more in a live report at 5:00. >>> in northern virginia right now, water main breaks are starting to tear up the roads, especially in parts of arlington. south arlington mill drive was closed between south taylor and south randolph street. there was a second main break on south monroe street hours later. the first was reported around 4:00 this morning. residents woke up with no water. an elementary school was closed because of the breaks. >>> at this hour, there are still more questions than answers in sunday's deadly train derailment that killed four people in new york. andrew cuomo said he wants to know why the train was going three times the speed limit. the state is now requiring all metro transit employees to take part in safety briefings. we'll have the search to find out if mechanical or human error led to i
pay for more their elect rit bills. and good evening. i'm doreen gentzler. >>> 20 children murdered almost one year ago in connecticut. tonight the 911 calls for the sandy hook elementary school shooting were released despite a long court battle. parents of the young victims did not want the calls released. nbc news has decided not to air those recordings. jay gray joins us live from new york with more on what we learned from listening to the 911 calls. jay? >> good evening. the tapes are chilling. a 911 dispatcher urging teachers to lock their doors, protect and keep them calm. instructing another faculty member to keep pressure on a gunshot wound. still many say those accounts should have never been made public. it is a day the survivors and families of victims from the sandy hook massacre have been dreading. the release of 911 calls from that day. a painful reminder of the and heart
after mandela was elected president he turned to sport to help unite his still divided country. it was the 1995 rugby world cup. mandela encouraged the nation to believe in the slogan of one team, one country. the image of mandela wearing the color and handing the trophy to the team captain was a symbol of unification. 63,000 people in the stands for the game. afterwards, the captain summed up saying we didn't have the support of 63,000 south africans today, we have the support of 42 million. we are hearing from ali tonight. he taught us forgiveness on a grand scale. his was a spirit born free destined to soar above the rainbows. today, his spirit is soaring through the heavens. he is now forever free. >> some of the best in sports. >> it really is. >> thank you, dianna. >> nbc "nightly news" is coming up next. it is a one hour special report on nelson mandela. >> s once upon a time, an insurance clerk stumbled upon a cottage. [knock] no one was at home, but on the kitchen table sat three insurance policies. the first had lots of coverage. the second, only a little. but the thi
of my mouth. >> reporter: the colorful posters from 1994 when he was an election watcher in south africa. he likes the picture taken with mandela at the cia headquarters because of his fierce support for labor. >> that to me is the picture i will always cherish. he was in the house of labor. >> reporter: d.c. congresswoman eleanor holmes norton has her own memories. she was among four that helped spark demonstrations to bring about reform in south africa and freedom for trade leaders there. she said it was time to celebrate his long and worthy life of making life better for many people. >> there's not a lot to mourn if you consider the life he lived and his gift to the world. we always mourn for the passing of one of the great men of our time. in south africa they are dancing. they are jubilant because they understand their freedom is a straight line from his sacrifice. >> reporter: tom sherwood news 4. >> we hope you'll stay with news 4 and www.nbcwashington.com for continuing coverage of remembering the life of nelson mandela. you can see photos of mandela
like last month's elections. >> when push comes to shove, you have to focus in on the core priorities of leadership, in the case of local government, education, transportation, public safety. >> keynote speaker in hot springs, virginia is texas governor, rick perry. >>> a fire chief is sentenced to two years in jail for fraud and embezzlement. estimated at $140,000, bo taylor was the chief. prosecutors claimed he submitted false invoss for repair work and bought items on a prince william county public school credit card. >>> the u.s. park police has a new top cop. robert mcclain is the acting chief. he succeeds teresa chamber who is is retiring after 35 years in law enforcement. he most recently worked as the commander for homeland security and oversaw operations here in d.c. and new york. he's been with the park police since 1991. >>> just in time for the holidays, not one but two mystery donors come to the rescue. how they helped a church without heat. >>> we are just hours away from an easy way to get to and from baltimore on the weekends. >>> looking live at the ellipse, there she
posting is from 1994 when williams was an election watcher in south africa. but williams really likes the picture taken with mandela. at the afl headquaters here because of mandela's fierce support for labor. >> that's the picture he will always cherish. he was in the house of labor. >> on capitol hill, eleanor holmes norton has her own memories of south africa's history. she was among four civil law right leaders who helped sparks months of demonstrations that helped bring about reform in south africa and freedom for trade unions there. she said it was time to celebrate his long and worthy life of making life better for many people. >> there's not a lot to mourn if you consider the life he lived and his gift to the world. we always mourn for the passing of one of the great men of our time. but in south africa, they're dancing. they are jubilant because their freedom is a straight line from his sacrifice. >>> the national museum of african art is another place to sign a condolence book for mandela. it will be available until next friday during regular visiting hours. you can also post
the right to work. then he led the election. he didn't just leave, circumstances change. the freedom of that change with global opinion. >> i was in college when he was freed, rick, and you have this sense, especially looking back historically, that he's released and all is well. and that was the opposite of actually what was the case. when chris hani was an anc leader, was murdered, that was a seminole moment. you talked about when then mandela goes to f.w. de klerk and says, you have to stop this or virtually everything will go off the rails. >> and he went on television in south africa that night rather than de klerk ask showed that he was the father of the nation. as you know, i was with him when his father was murdered. we were in kuno, had just taken an early morning walk, the phone rang and he picked it up and got the news. he was on the phone for about 15 minutes, his expression never changed. he put down the phone and turned to me with a little ex aspiration and said, man, where is our porridge? he was so calm in a crisis and then he rose to that. he said that was when south
election papers. he is still under investigation, something sherwood equated to a wet mattress hanging over his campaign. how tough would it be for the mayor to run with a wet mattress hanging over his head? >> it won't be easy, there's no question about that. the reality is that many of the people who are convinced that the 2010 campaign was corrupt have already decided that they're not going to be able to support mayor gray. so to my way of thinking, he is actually benefiting from all of these other high-profile candidates getting into the race. the more widely the vote is divided, the better it is for him. he may do what harry thomas used to do when he was running and win by 30% of the vote because all the anti incumbent vote has been divide among so many candidates. >> bowser saying now that he's running he will have to answer questions, tommy wells saying he doesn't deserve a second chance because of the shadow of the 2010 campaign. >> a lot of that, i think, is campaign talk on these candidates running against mayor gray. but i think a lot -- i heard tommy wells the other day. he's pu
Search Results 0 to 22 of about 23 (some duplicates have been removed)

Terms of Use (31 Dec 2014)